An employment tribunal has found in favour of a city banker's claim that she was victimised when her employer dismissed her after having discovered that she was suing her previous employer for sex discrimination. Justin Govier from IBB Solicitors looks More...29 April 2013 13:01
Haq v Audit Commission
Until 2007, the two kinds of administrative support role in the Audit Commission's housing inspectorate were:
inspection and information officer (IIO); and
senior inspection and information officer (SIIO). More...12 March 2013 08:44
The European Commission (EC) has approved a proposal for there to be a 40% objective for female non-executive directors on the boards of listed companies by 2020. Justice commissioner Viviane Reding announced the news on Twitter this morning and a More...14 November 2012 16:05
Hewage v Grampian Health Board
Mrs Hewage is of Sri Lankan origin. She was employed by the Grampian Health Board as head of service for the orthodontics department. She resigned from that post in 2003 and subsequently resigned from employ More...31 October 2012 15:55
Proposed quotas aimed at increasing the numbers of women on boards across Europe have received a setback after the European Commission postponed discussions on the matter until November. European Union (EU) commissioner Viviane Reding had pushed for More...24 October 2012 10:06
Britain's largest companies will be required to make public the number of women in senior positions under plans set out by the Government.
From October 2013, firms listed on the stock exchange will have to include the figures in annual reports, alon More...19 October 2012 10:56
The option to take additional paternity leave has not been taken up by as many fathers as was hoped, but few employers make this option affordable for male staff. How can organisations get ahead on this and stand out as an employer of choice? Mo More...19 September 2012 08:31
Many employers continue to be incredibly nervous when navigating the myriad of potential legal issues surrounding maternity and the existence of various employment law myths simply add to the confusion. Examine each of the below statements and More...24 August 2012 07:31
The total compensation awarded in discrimination cases in 2011 reached a record high of just under £9 million, primarily due to two NHS cases that paid out nearly £5.5 million between them.
This is according to a survey by the Equal Opportuniti More...03 August 2012 15:03
Efforts to bring more women onto the boards of FTSE 350 companies are being held back by selection processes that favour candidates who fit in with masculine boardroom cultures.
This is according to a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commis More...28 May 2012 10:34
A European consultation has begun that could result in the introduction of compulsory quotas for the numbers of women appointed to board-level positions.
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding yesterday announced the launch of the three-month consul More...06 March 2012 14:00
One of my senior planning department employees has recently got married. Her new husband works for our fiercest competitor and I am concerned that she may be tempted to disclose our confidential information to him. I have never had a problem with her be More...11 January 2012 08:54
Employment lawyer Linda Stewart looks at possible measures to improve judicial diversity. While the percentage of women and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) judges within the judiciary has increased over the last decade, they remain noticeably More...19 December 2011 00:01
A doctor who was dismissed from her position at a hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded £4.5 million after winning a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination.
Polish-born Dr Eva Michalak worked as a consultant at Mid Yorkshi More...16 December 2011 09:34
One of my employees has recently raised a grievance, saying that her managers are bullying her on the ground of her pregnancy. She has admitted covertly taping many of her meetings with her managers "as evidence". The managers deny the bullying allegati More...02 November 2011 14:32
While the latest Employment Tribunal Service statistics show that the average award for age discrimination claims nearly tripled in 2010/11 , many other types of discrimination claims saw drops in the size of the average payout. Laura Chamberlain exami More...12 September 2011 14:47
The average award for age discrimination claims has risen by nearly £20,000 since last year, bringing the average to nearly three times that in 2009/10, according to Tribunal Service statistics.
Successful age discrimination cases resulted in an ave More...01 September 2011 16:19
One of our senior members of staff is on maternity leave and due to return to work in six weeks. However, by accident, we have discovered that she is applying for other jobs. We desperately need someone in her role. Can we fire her or, at least, st More...11 August 2011 11:51
More than three-quarters (78%) of HR directors believe that men do not have an advantage over women in the workplace. This is according to a survey of 180 HR directors carried out by recruitment consultancy Robert Half, which also found that half of More...04 August 2011 10:33
A "well-known celebrity chef" has obtained a temporary restricted reporting order to prevent the press from revealing the identities of people involved in claims brought against him by two former employees.
The chef is facing claims of unfair dismis More...06 May 2011 13:06